MEG FOLEY WORKSHOP
Thank you to everyone who came to Meg's workshop in September 2016.
And thank you to Meg for performing at FLOWCHART on September 29, 2016!
Meg Foley's Work
Philadelphia-based dance artist Meg Foley makes "dances to reconcile my feelings about my own mortality through an exploration of relationship as the thing, the Technicolor texture, which brings meaning. Our finite body is the primary site of all experience, the instrument through which life is lived, the constant reference point for meaning-making. A meditation on how physical actuality contributes to our sense of self, being, and mortality, my work places the performative experience at its center to incite the viewer to connect to his/her embodied reality, implicating the viewer and highlighting the primacy of lived, i.e. physical, experience as the marker of our humanity."
About Meg Foley
Meg Foley is a Philadelphia-based performer, dancer, choreographer, and director of moving parts, the name she ascribes to her various dance- and performance-based actions that explore the materiality of dance and physical identity as form. moving parts focuses on making dances for which the meaning is revealed through and derived from the particular process of building them and questions of embodied reality are at the center. Her current research focuses on the nature and affect of ongoing improvisational practice and on improvisation and choreography as simultaneous practices of performance. Her work has been presented locally by the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, Bowerbird, and Vox Populi Gallery, and beyond in Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), Abrons Arts Center (NYC), CATCH! (NYC), the Badass Dance Fun Festival (Toronto), Toronto Summer Love-In, Summerworks Festival (Toronto), and at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw.) Her research has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, the Independence Foundation, and through a 2013 Stary Browar Cultural Exchange Residency (Poland). She is creative co-director of The Whole Shebang, an interdisciplinary arts space and studio in South Philadelphia that hosts workshops and classes and provides studio rental to artists at affordable rates. She is the first dance artist member of Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia and was a founding member of Mascher Space Cooperative in 2005. She currently dances for Susan Rethorst. As an educator, she teaches at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, as well as for professionals locally and abroad. Visit Meg's web site here